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Wikipedia states that Grandmaster Nicholas Rossolimo wrote a book
entitled "Rossolimo's Brilliancy Prizes".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Rossolimo

Does anybody know of such a book? I cannot find it on Amazon or the
usual places.

I often visited Rossolimo's Chess Studio on Thompson Street in
Greenwich Village of New York City in the 1970s. At that time he was
in correspondence with the USCF trying to get them to publish a book
about the 12 brilliancy prizes that he had won. However, he wanted
them to write the book.

I was under the impression that the book never got written. If there
is such a book, I will be surprised.

Sam Sloan
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Wikipedia states that Grandmaster Nicholas Rossolimo wrote a book
entitled "Rossolimo's Brilliancy Prizes".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Rossolimo

Does anybody know of such a book? I cannot find it on Amazon or the
usual places.

I often visited Rossolimo's Chess Studio on Thompson Street in
Greenwich Village of New York City in the 1970s. At that time he was
in correspondence with the USCF trying to get them to publish a book
about the 12 brilliancy prizes that he had won. However, he wanted
them to write the book.

I was under the impression that the book never got written. If there
is such a book, I will be surprised.

Sam Sloan


No problem - in fact, this is the chance for Fishi Press International
to become rich and famous. Just have your staff fabricate the book.
Don't worry if you can't locate the right games - nobody will know
the difference.
Of course, this may be a slightly more serious offense than just
stealing the copyright, but it is very unlikely that you will be
called to account.
Trouble is that somebody might notice that Fishi Press isn't really
a corporation and hasn't recently paid any taxes. So maybe becoming
rich and famous isn't the best idea either.

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On Nov 9, 10:26*am, Jürgen R. wrote:
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Sam Sloan


Trouble is that somebody might notice that Fishi Press isn't really
a corporation and hasn't recently paid any taxes. So maybe becoming
rich and famous isn't the best idea either.-


Dou have an EIN for them. This should be reported to the IRS
immeadiately.
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Wikipedia states that Grandmaster Nicholas Rossolimo wrote a book
entitled "Rossolimo's Brilliancy Prizes".


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Rossolimo


Does anybody know of such a book? I cannot find it on Amazon or the
usual places.


I often visited Rossolimo's Chess Studio on Thompson Street in
Greenwich Village of New York City in the 1970s. At that time he was
in correspondence with the USCF trying to get them to publish a book
about the 12 brilliancy prizes that he had won. However, he wanted
them to write the book.


I was under the impression that the book never got written. If there
is such a book, I will be surprised.


Sam Sloan


No problem - in fact, this is the chance for Fishi Press International
to become rich and famous. Just have your staff fabricate the book.
Don't worry if you can't locate the right games - nobody will know
the difference.
Of course, this may be a slightly more serious offense than just
stealing the copyright, but it is very unlikely that you will be
called to account.
Trouble is that somebody might notice that Fishi Press isn't really
a corporation and hasn't recently paid any taxes. So maybe becoming
rich and famous isn't the best idea either.


Sam wouldn't even have to fabricate (i.e. compose) new games. He
could just take some classic brilliancies — e.g. Anderssen-Kieseritzky
1851; Bogolyubov-Alekhine, Hastings 1922; Botvinnik-Capablanca, AVRO
1938 etc. — and pass them off as Rossolimo's. Of course the blatant
lie would be quickly detected, but that would just make this book
consistent with Sam's life oeuvre.
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On Nov 9, 12:31*pm, Taylor Kingston wrote:
On Nov 9, 7:26*am, Jürgen R. wrote:





"samsloan" schrieb im ...


Wikipedia states that Grandmaster Nicholas Rossolimo wrote a book
entitled "Rossolimo's Brilliancy Prizes".


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Rossolimo


Does anybody know of such a book? I cannot find it on Amazon or the
usual places.


I often visited Rossolimo's Chess Studio on Thompson Street in
Greenwich Village of New York City in the 1970s. At that time he was
in correspondence with the USCF trying to get them to publish a book
about the 12 brilliancy prizes that he had won. However, he wanted
them to write the book.


I was under the impression that the book never got written. If there
is such a book, I will be surprised.


Sam Sloan


No problem - in fact, this is the chance for Fishi Press International
to become rich and famous. Just have your staff fabricate the book.
Don't worry if you can't locate the right games - nobody will know
the difference.
Of course, this may be a slightly more serious offense than just
stealing the copyright, but it is very unlikely that you will be
called to account.
Trouble is that somebody might notice that Fishi Press isn't really
a corporation and hasn't recently paid any taxes. So maybe becoming
rich and famous isn't the best idea either.


* Sam wouldn't even have to fabricate (i.e. compose) new games. He
could just take some classic brilliancies — e.g. Anderssen-Kieseritzky
1851; Bogolyubov-Alekhine, Hastings 1922; Botvinnik-Capablanca, AVRO
1938 etc. — and pass them off as Rossolimo's. Of course the blatant
lie would be quickly detected, but that would just make this book
consistent with Sam's life oeuvre.- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


Wow, this sounds like a wonderful scenario; Sam sending the chess
newsgroup chess-related information would certainly be refreshing!

Jerry Spinrad


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What Rossolimo had in 1970 were photocopies of magazine articles from
various chess magazines which contained the games and commentaries for
the 12 brilliancy prizes that he had won. I looked through him
politely. He also showed me the letters he had written to the USCF in
New Windsor New York asking them to publish this in a book.

I did not say anything but I realized that just re-copying these old
magazine articles by other authors would not make an acceptable book.
Rossolimo would have had to write something too.

Were he alive today and with the technology I have available now it
would have been an easy task for me to take this material and make it
into a nice book. The games were good and he had a great story to
tell. Nobody here seems to realize that he had two stories to tell. He
was a grandmaster twice. He became a grandmaster under his original
Russian name that started with the letter V. Then after he made it to
France he started calling himself Rossolimo and became a grandmaster
under that name too.

Madame Rossolimo told me all about this but after she died all her
papers disappeared.

Sam Sloan
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I looked through him politely.


Sam's super-powers include x-ray vision.
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On Nov 10, 12:08*pm, Taylor Kingston wrote:

On Nov 10, 2:23*am, samsloan wrote:

I looked through him politely.


* Sam's super-powers include x-ray vision.



Or gamma rays, perhaps. Note how soon the man died after Mr.
Sloan's inquisitive, if polite, glances.
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On Nov 10, 6:23*pm, samsloan wrote:

Madame Rossolimo told me all about this but after she died all her
papers disappeared.

Sam Sloan


Papers. You stole them? Rossolimo was also a taxi driver. He also
once spooked an opponent into making a bad move after Rossolimo
blundered by slamming down a rook on the board. I would think that's
unsportsmanlike conduct--akin to what Taylor Kingston practices--that
can get you suspended by the referee, but R. as a famous GM probably
could break the rules (and the board).

RL
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On Nov 14, 2:19*pm, raylopez99 wrote:

On Nov 10, 6:23*pm, samsloan wrote:

Madame Rossolimo told me all about this but after she died all her
papers disappeared.


Spam Sloan


Papers. *You stole them? *Rossolimo was also a taxi driver. He also
once spooked an opponent into making a bad move after Rossolimo
blundered by slamming down a rook on the board. *I would think that's
unsportsmanlike conduct--akin to what Taylor Kingston practices--that
can get you suspended by the referee, but R. as a famous GM probably
could break the rules (and the board).

PI



The latest issue of Chess Life magazine is rather hard on another
famous GM --Sammy Reshevsky-- on such matters. While the actual
instigator of evil was an utterly incompetent --at least in that
instance-- tournament director, Reshevsky himself was slammed for
accepting a bogus ruling in his favor when he might have objected,
had he been a different sort of person. The story goes that the TD
picked up the clock, somehow got confused, and forfeited the wrong
player (i.e. Reshevsky's astounded opponent) for exceeding the time
limit. Despite strenuous objections from spectators the TD refused to
reverse his erroneous decision and Sammy walked away with a victory,
not realizing that long after he died this incident would grace the
pages of widely circulated magazines.

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